Although it won’t exactly qualify as an acceptance speech, Washington and Lee alumna Nicole Mooradian did have a brief and heartfelt response to the news that she had won an Emmy Award from the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Nicole tweeted: “Holy crap I just won another Emmy.”
A key word there is “another.” In fact, Nicole has won an Emmy in each of the two years since she graduated from W&L in 2008. Both of the awards came when she was working for Internet Broadcasting Systems in Phoenix, which is the web publisher for KPHO-TV. She was the web news editor for KPHO.com.
She received her first Emmy, in 2009, as part of a KPHO team that produced KPHO’s Assault on Arizona series. The Emmy in the Advanced Media–Investigative category was for the web component of the series.
The latest Emmy was in the Investigative category for a series on Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s abuse of power. One of the elements of the web component that Nicole developed was a Who’s Who of Arpaio’s targets.
Nicole left Phoenix in April and now lives in Los Angeles, where she does works on projects for the Los Angeles Times and does freelance web production, development and maintenance for several local companies.